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Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (Cambridge Texts by Immanuel Kant

By Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant - Anthropology from a practical element of View. Edited through: Robert B. Louden, college of Southern Maine, Manfred Kuehn. Cambridge collage Press, 2006. 296 pages (Cambridge Texts within the heritage of Philosophy) ISBN: 9780521671651

Publication date:March 2006
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm

Anthropology from a practical perspective primarily displays the final lectures Kant gave for his annual direction in anthropology, which he taught from 1772 until eventually his retirement in 1796. The lectures have been released in 1798, with the biggest first printing of any of Kant's works. meant for a huge viewers, they display not just Kant's detailed contribution to the newly rising self-discipline of anthropology, but additionally his wish to provide scholars a pragmatic view of the realm and of humanity's position in it. With its specialise in what the man or woman 'as a free-acting being makes of himself or can and will make of himself,' the Anthropology additionally bargains readers an software of a few valuable parts of Kant's philosophy. This quantity bargains a brand new annotated translation of the textual content via Robert B. Louden, including an creation via Manfred Kuehn that explores the context and subject matters of the lectures.

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